is my chicken getting ready to start laying

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wyattbaggett, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. wyattbaggett

    wyattbaggett Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 33 week old buff orpington hen who's comb and waddle are getting bigger and redder and is squatting when I touch her. Should she start laying soon.
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Yes she should be :)
     
  3. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like anytime! Start looking for hidden nests. lol
     
  4. wyattbaggett

    wyattbaggett Out Of The Brooder

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    Will she still start laying since its December
     
  5. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I guess it would depend hold cold it gets over there. Here it is really hot in dec but I have had hens start to lay in june which is our winter. We don't get snow but it does get quite cold over night in winter here.
     

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